Seton Family of Doctors

Pooja Varshney, MD

Volunteer Clinical Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas, Physician, Section of Pediatric Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

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Pooja Varshney, MD

Volunteer Clinical Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas, Physician, Section of Pediatric Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Dr. Varshney specializes in the care of children with a wide range of allergic and immunologic conditions, including food allergy, asthma, environmental allergy, skin allergy and immunodeficiency. She is board-certified in pediatrics and allergy/immunology. She enjoys biking, traveling and cooking.

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Allergy & Immunology (Pediatric)

Seton Hospital Affiliation

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas

Seton Medical Center Austin

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Provides Care Through

Specially for Children

Additional Language Spoken

Hindi (limited)


My Passion for Healthcare

I grew up in Carrizo Springs, a small town in SW Texas. My parents were the town physicians, and I learned early on about the importance of a trusted patient-physician relationship. As a teen, I worked as a counselor at a camp for children with special needs. This inspired me to choose pediatrics. I pursued a fellowship in allergy & immunology as the field allowed me to build long-term relationships with my patients and provide care that can significantly impact their quality of life. Food allergy is a passion, and just happens to draw upon my hobby and love of cooking!

Services I Provide

  1. Skin Testing - Food, Environmental
  2. Skin Testing - Medication, Insect Venom
  3. Supervised In-office Food Challenge
  4. Lung Function Testing for Asthma/Cough
  5. Allergen Immunotherapy ("allergy shots")
  6. Food Allergy Patient & Family Education

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

  • Residency

    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

  • Fellowship

    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

  • Board Certification

    American Board of Allergy and Immunology

    American Board of Pediatrics

My Clinical Focus

My clinical focus is the comprehensive care of children with food allergies, including IgE-mediated allergy, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders and food-protein induced enterocolitis. My mission is to accurately diagnose and manage food allergies, starting first with a thorough history and examination. Allergy testing and supervised food challenges are important tools used in my practice. I am involved with national food allergy organizations and have experience in research studies investigating treatments for food allergies. I also enjoy managing asthma and environmental allergies.

Insurances Accepted

    Seton Family of Doctors currently participates with various insurance plans. Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact your provider to verify participation prior to scheduling your visit.

  • Aetna - Commercial
  • Aetna QHP - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup - STAR and CHIP
  • ARIA (Covenant Management Systems) ARC Benefit Plan - Contracted for the following specialties ONLY: Craniofacial Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Gastro, Inf. Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Opththalmology, Otolaryngology, Pulmonary, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
  • Averde Health - Commercial PPO
  • Beechstreet - Commercial PPO
  • Blue Cross - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross-Blue Advantage - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross-Medicaid - STAR & CHIP
  • BlueCross - Commercial
  • Care Improvement Plus - Dual Special Needs
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna - Commercial
  • Cigna LocalPlus - Exchange Plan
  • Coventry Workers Comp - Select providers
  • First Care - HMO/PPO
  • First Health/Coventry - Commercial
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO - Commercial
  • Health Payors Organization - Commerical PPO
  • HealthSmart Accel - Commercial PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care - Commercial PPO
  • Hospice Austin - Hospice-In-Patient
  • Humana - Commercial
  • Humana HMOx - Exchange Plan
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage
  • Integrated Medical Systems - Commercial PPO
  • Medicaid (Traditional)
  • Medicare
  • Multi-Plan Commercial - PPO
  • PHCS - Commercial
  • Sendero - STAR and CHIP
  • Sendero IdealCare - Exchange Plan
  • Seton Health Plan - Commercial
  • Seton Health Plan - MAP
  • Seton Health Plan - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior Ambetter - Exchange Plan
  • TriCare - All Products
  • United HealthCare - Commercial All Other
  • United HealthCare - Options PPO
  • United HealthCare Star and CHIP - Americhoice or UHC Texas STAR, CHIP
  • United HealthCare- AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS- UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP)-UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Evercare STAR PLUS - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare-Medicare Advantage--UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United Student Resources (UT Student Division) - PPO
  • USA Managed Care - PPO

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Why Choose Pediatric Care with Seton

We believe in showing dignity and respect to every person we serve, and that includes our littlest patients too. It's part of what we call Humancare: delivering the best possible healthcare for humans, big or small.

Our pediatric care team includes board-certified pediatric specialists, skilled nurses and other health providers who handle complex medical and neurological issues as well as health concerns as simple as vaccinations. Seton also maintains a strong presence in schools and programs throughout the surrounding communities to bring healthcare to the kids and families who need it the most.

We offer a range of health services to keep your kids healthy, from making it easier to schedule clinical visits for everyday illnesses to planning in-hospital playtime and other innovative ways to connect with children.

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